→LINKS↵ A Selection of Optograms from the Private Collection of Willia A. Abbotts These retinal images—retrieved by a complex optochemical process that fixes the photosensitive pigment (rhodopsin) found in the rods of the retina—capture the last image seen before death. Most of these optograms are believed to have been extracted at St. Albans County morgue
The Last Hero by GK Chesterton The wind blew out from Bergen from the dawning to the day, There was a wreck of trees and fall of towers a score of miles away, And drifted like a livid leaf I go before its tide, Spewed out of house and stable, beggared of flag and bride.
This is a great scene in the film Lucky where David Lynch‘s character laments the loss of his pet tortoise (President Roosevelt).
My longtime pal Brett, who is the defacto music editor of this site, has been exploring the creation of new musical micro-genres, to which I’m definitely amenable. In his words: …it seems to me that my trippy personal music is best enjoyed alone, so I think I want to somehow target people who are looking for
Episode 3 of RADIO CADE features Chicago musician Brett Van Donsel. Radio Cade caught up with impossibly gifted multi-instrumentalist Brett Van Donsel to discuss music, friendship, recording with Steve Albini, and more. People, places and things mentioned in this podcast include: Crapola Ambiante “Beware the Shrike“ Deerhoof Electrical Audio Elvis Costello & the Attractions Fishbone
AFFLUENCE The world of selling and renting private jets: DEBT How one couple paid off $44,000 in student-loan debit in one year: We decided we would just basically go all in together, we would have our joint account. We would still have personal accounts for small stuff, but all of our bills and
Lifelong pal Brett Van Donsel, who creates the music for my podcast, has a new song up for purchase: We originally recorded a version of this jam at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago in 2016. On the current version, Brett plays all the instruments himself and puts his multi-instrumentalist expertise on display. Brett’s
Episode 2 of RADIO CADE features Portland artist, facilitator and politico Marissa Johnson, who also happens to be my fiancee and best friend. We discuss our favorite things of 2017 and look ahead to 2018. People, places and things mentioned in this podcast include: “Albuquerque: A City at the End of the World”
ACADEMIA Portland State University professor Bruce Gilley discusses how many academics and scholars reacted to his paper “The Case for Colonialism”: …it was the intellectual vacuity of the mobs that surprised, and discouraged. The colonial encounter was huge, epochal, varied and complex. To reduce it to a bumper sticker is worse than wrong, it is
CRYPTOCURRENCY —Some tips on investing in Bitcoin over at Quantitative Research and Trading Invest no more than 10% to 20% of your net worth. Losing this will hurt, but not kill you. Yes, you probably won’t become a Bitcoin billionaire, but neither will you end up in the poor house. Do not, under any circumstances,